Tarmo Virtanen


Description of research and teaching

My background is in terrestrial ecology, and my view to environmental issues goes via landscape. I am studying and teaching ecosystem structure, processes and changes in relation to carbon circulation and biodiversity with field studies, and geographical information systems and remote sensing based analyses. My main focus has been in Arctic, where I have studied several regions in Finland, Russia and Canada since 1990’s. I have participated several international and national research projects.

Further information on the affiliationUniversity Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences

Latest publications

  1. Spatial variation and linkages of soil and vegetation in the Siberian Arctic tundra – coupling field observations with remote sensing data

    Mikola, J. T., Virtanen, T., Linkosalmi, M., Vähä, E., Nyman, J., Postanogova, O., Räsänen, T. A., Kotze, D. J., Laurila, T., Juutinen, S. A., Kondratyev, V. & Aurela, M. May 2018 In : Biogeosciences. 15, p. 2781–2801

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. The current state of CO2 flux chamber studies in the Arctic tundra: A review

    Virkkala, A-M., Virtanen, T., Lehtonen, A., Rinne, J. & Luoto, M. Apr 2018 In : Progress in Physical Geography. 42, 2, p. 162-184 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. More than A to B: Understanding and managing visitor spatial behaviour in urban forests using public participation GIS

    Korpilo, S., Virtanen, T., Saukkonen, T. & Lehvävirta, S. 1 Feb 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 207, p. 124-133

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Institute of Biology, Komi Science Centre

    Virtanen, T. (Visiting researcher)
    21 Jul 20163 Aug 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

  2. ARKTIKO Academy Programme: Annual Seminar 2016

    Virtanen, T. (Attendee)
    9 May 201611 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Valbio field station

    Virtanen, T. (Visiting lecturer)
    8 Nov 20156 Dec 2015

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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